Q&A Prevent 3rd-Party Apps from "Spying" within Firefox

Firefox Accessibility Service is..?

  • Allowed (Accessibility services is enabled) - default

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • Blocked (Accessibility services is disabled)

    Votes: 12 60.0%
  • Firefox not installed / Running an older version

    Votes: 4 20.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Spawn

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Microsoft
#1
The Negative Impact of using Firefox Accessibility Service:
  • Impact Firefox browsing performance
  • May be monitoring your web surfing activity
  • Stability may be adversely affected
Examples of Accessibility Services:
ability to inspect, monitor, visualize, and alter web page content hosted within Firefox

Learn more at What is the Accessibility Service Indicator? | Firefox Help

How to Disable Firefox Accessibility Services

Firefox users can Block All 3rd Party applications from "spying" on their browser by enabling the following Privacy & Security setting as shown below:
  • Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser (Browser Restart required)

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Code:
about:preferences#privacy
 
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TrinitronMSDOS

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#3
Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately i can't deactivate this setting as Dashlane will probably won't work if it is turned off (Dashlane have the desktop app that communicates with browsers add-ons).
 
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TrinitronMSDOS

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#5